Yoga & Beer Classes are Brewing at The Gateway

 The Gateway invites yogis of all levels and craft beer enthusiasts to recharge with Yoga & Beer on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. this fall and winter. Presented by The Gateway, Salt Lake Power Yoga, and Squatters | Wasatch, the free, weekly event integrates power flow yoga with optional beer drinking poses. The yoga practice, led by experienced instructors from Salt Lake Power Yoga, is complimentary and beer is $5 each. Classes are held at 12 S. Rio Grande.

Social distancing, sanitization, and ventilation protocols will be in place. Multiple doors will be kept open, and HEPA filters will be in use. Participants are required to bring and use their own mats and wear masks upon arrival and any time not on their mat. Hand sanitizer stations will be available. An electromagnetic sprayer that keeps surfaces sanitized for up to 28 days will be used prior to each class.

“Beer and Yoga is one of our most popular events at The Gateway,” says Jacklyn Briggs, Director of Marketing for The Gateway. “We are committed to continuing the tradition by implementing abundant safety measures and limiting our numbers. Now, more than ever, it’s important to provide the opportunity to unwind, disconnect, and destress, and Hump Day is a perfect time to do so.”

Yoga & Beer photo courtesy of The Gateway

This is a free event but preregistration is required for each date as space is limited. Tickets will be made available every Monday on Eventbrite.  

Chef Marc Marrone Becomes New Chef-Partner at HallPass at The Gateway

SkinnyFATS is teaming up with one of the most talented and sought-after chefs in the country to introduce a variety of all-new concepts at HallPass, Utah’s first food hall located at The Gateway in Salt Lake City. Following a successful year operating Graffiti Bao and other concepts at T-Mobile Arena and the new Raiders’ stadium in Las Vegas, Marc Marrone and Todd Lunger of Graffiti Hospitality will join forces with SkinnyFATS, with Marc becoming the new chef-partner at HallPass. Together, they will launch Graffiti Bao’s first location outside Nevada as part of the food hall’s new restaurant portfolio debuting mid-October.

Chef Marc Mazzone joins HallPass
Acclaimed Chef Marc Marrone

“We are thrilled to have a nationally renowned, innovative chef like Marc Marrone expand the HallPass dining offerings while further solidifying The Gateway as a foodie destination,” said Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s marketing director. “HallPass has been such a well-received dining venue, and we look forward to Marc launching his visionary concepts this month.”

Graffiti Bao is a fast-casual Chinese restaurant featuring bold, Asian-inspired recipes. Signature items will include chili garlic noodles with hand-pulled spinach noodles, crispy chili garlic sauce, Chinese broccoli and choy sum; an assortment of bao buns, including the Royale—Marc’s twist on a classic cheeseburger featuring angus beef, cheese, pickles, onions and special sauce; appetizers such as hand-folded dumplings and spring rolls; soups including pho and ramen; and much more.

Marc will also helm Hibachican, a dual hibachi concept featuring a playful balance of Japanese teppanyaki, tartare and small plates alongside Mexican tacos, aguachiles and house-made chips, guacamole and assorted salsas. The best flavors of East and West will collide as some of the dishes draw inspiration from both cultures, with al pastor yakitori, garlic soy teppanyaki tacos and more rounding out the new menu.

Next door, guests will be able to satisfy their sweet tooth with an epic selection of swoon-worthy, hand-crafted treats from Waffadopolis, the ultimate dessert shop in Salt Lake City. Bringing wonder and delight to guests with a uniquely customizable experience, the confectionery will feature house-made waffle cones with flavors such as black sesame and classic; individual sweets, including Instagrammable unicorn cakes; a build-your-own-ice cream bar; over-the-top shareables and more.

“SkinnyFATS was built on constant evolution of the menu, and HallPass essentially functions as a massive R&D facility for that. Having Marc at the helm will bring HallPass to its full potential in both creation and execution,” said founder Reed Allen Slobusky. “The Gateway has been an ideal venue and super supportive of the new approach to dining we are offering Salt Lake City.”

“I’m excited to partner with Reed at HallPass and bring Graffiti Bao to Salt Lake City,” said Marc Marrone, chef-partner at HallPass. “HallPass has already established itself as a staple in Salt Lake City, and what we have rolling out will further solidify that. Having seven different kitchens to play around with isn’t so bad either.”

Graffiti Bao, Hibachican and Waffadopolis will join five other eateries and bars at HallPass, including SkinnyFATS and Beer Zombies Draft Room & Beer Garden, created by founder Chris Jacobs, who has echoed Reed’s excitement in working alongside Marc at Beer Zombies in Salt Lake City.

HallPass is open Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 11pm and Friday and Saturday from 5pm to midnight. For more information, visit


The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property recently underwent a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events. 


Established in 2013 by Reed Allen Slobusky, SkinnyFATS is a popular American restaurant from Las Vegas that is well-known for its one-of-a-kind, two-sided menu featuring ‘Happy’ indulgences and ‘Healthy’ alternatives. A melting pot of cultural favorites with thoughtful ingredients and savory flavors, the menu caters to a variety of dietary needs and preferences while providing tasty meals and snacks. Since opening in 2013, the brand has developed a cult-like following, attracting foodies from around the world to its six locations in Las Vegas and Dallas, as well as its popular new food hall in Salt Lake City called HallPass. For more information, please visit


Brought to foodies by the same owner as SkinnyFATS, HallPass is a first-of-its-kind food hall concept located at the Gateway in Salt Lake City. Featuring more than 15,000 square feet of stylish indoor/outdoor communal dining and chef-driven fare, HallPass allows guests to discover bold new cuisines in an environment filled with an eclectic mix of art, music, food, drinks and fun, including all-new restaurants helmed by chef-partner Marc Marrone. Innovative culinary concept SkinnyFATS anchors the food hall, bringing the beloved Las Vegas staple east of the Nevada border to satisfy more guests than ever before. For more information, please visit


Cooking since the age of 15, Chef Marc Marrone was first inspired by the treasured recipes handed down in his New York Italian family. After receiving his culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute, Marrone rose through the ranks of the original TAO kitchen, starting as a sous chef and working his way up to the top as West Coast Corporate Executive Chef of TAO Group, leading the TAO Group restaurants, including TAO Las Vegas, Beauty & Essex, LAVO and Marquee Dayclub in Las Vegas; TAO Los Angeles, The Highlight Room and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar in Los Angeles; and LAVO atop the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. With a heritage of Italian cooking and classical French training, Marrone is equally passionate about Asian techniques. Since leaving his position with TAO Group in February 2019, he has premiered Graffiti Bao, Piña Mexican and Gemma Gemma Square Pies, with the announcement of a forthcoming concept called Italian Graffiti, coming to The Bend in 2022, rounding out his recent accolades. Together with partner Todd Lunger, Marrone has formed a consulting group called Graffiti Group Hospitality LLC. Marrone is also a chef consultant for Locale Italian Kitchen in Las Vegas and remains a vital chef and visionary within the restaurant community.


Four ongoing events support local vendors while providing opportunities for the community to safely gather

The Gateway, Utah’s premier destination for dining, entertainment, and shopping, has successfully re-launched its event programming in keeping with social distancing guidelines and safety protocols. A variety of recurring events will be held throughout the summer to cater to every whim and interest. These include Free Movies on the Plaza, Yoga on the Plaza, Urban Flea Market and the Art &Craft Market presented by the Utah Arts Alliance. “While our programming may look a little different, The Gateway remains committed to fulfilling our mission to be a vibrant venue for community gatherings and events,” says Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s marketing director. “We and our partners are closely following CDC and local guidelines to ensure the safety of our vendors, tenants, and patrons. We’re very pleased by the enthusiastic response these modified events have received from the community and the sense of normalcy they provide to those who attend.”

Below are the regularly programmed events through the summer. Additional events can be found at

Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm until October in front of Hall Pass and Urban Arts Gallery

Art & Craft Market at The Gateway
Photo Credit: The Gateway

The craft portion of the Salt Lake Farmers Market at Pioneer Park has relocated to The Gateway to provide vendors and shoppers with more space to physically distance. The outdoor street market features Utah vendors offering their unique handmade products. Masks are required.

Wednesdays, 9 pm at Olympic Plaza

Olympic Plaza sets the stage for free, feel-good movies every Wednesday night until the end of August. Family-friendly films include Crazy Rich Asians, Lion King (2019), and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Filmgoers are welcome to bring blankets and camping chairs and are encouraged to order take out from any number of restaurants at The Gateway to enjoy during the screening. Advance registration is required for groups up to six people. Each reservation will be assigned a specific spot on the Plaza. See the full line up.Masks are required for check in and may be removed upon arrival to reserved spot.

2nd Sunday of the month, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, 10 am – 4 pm
Entree fee – $2

Discover treasures from eclectic, local vendors. Booths are spread out to encourage social distancing, and aisles are marked for one-way traffic. Masks are required for vendors and visitors, and hand sanitizer stations are available.

Sundays, 10 am – 11 am

All levels of yogis are invited to stretch out the weekend and get in the flow with Salt Lake Power Yoga. The free Sunday series is held outside The Grand Hall on the upper level of The Gateway. No experience is necessary, but participants must bring their own mats due to coronavirus health measures. Capacity is limited to 50; sessions have been filling up, so pre-registration is required. Once 50 guests have been reached, there is a waitlist option. Masks must be worn upon arrival and may be removed once at designated practice location. Hand sanitizer stations are also available.

About The Gateway: 
The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property recently underwent a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events.  

About Vestar: 
As one of the leading privately held real estate companies in the United States, Vestar acquires, develops and manages shopping and entertainment destinations that serve as community focal points. Since its inception in 1989, Vestar has earned a reputation for integrity and responsibility in the fields of retail property development, operations, leasing and marketing. Vestar’s current portfolio of retail properties totals 30 million square feet throughout the western states. For more information, please visit